February 27, 2005
I have always wondered what is going on in the minds of the people that hate another race. Why do people hate and did something cause this to happen? I donít agree with why he just decided he needed to hate someone so he picked the black race. Some questions I was asking while reading this story are the following .Why the black race, why does he have to blame another race or another person? Is it his choice that he decided to hate the black race instead of anyone else or is it because his father was in the KKK so he followed in his footsteps? Did he decide to hate the black race, because of how he was brought up?
Posted by HeatherChicotella at February 27, 2005 09:33 PM
I think the reason he had to hate someone is because he hated himself. Like I said on Kaylas blog it is much easier to blame someone else for your problems or failures. I think the reason he hated black people and joined the KKK was just for the reason he saw the unity it made for his father that went through the same situation of having little money. I think no matter how you were brought up it is you that decides how you will treat people of another race or your own. You can't always use that "I was brought up this way excuse" we are in charge of our own lives.
I think it probally has something to do with the way he was brought up. You never forget events of your childhood and later and life you will remember those things and maybe act on them.
I felt the same while i was reading this story. But then I began to really think about some of the things in the story. His father was in the Klan and he was probably raised to hate blacks. It's the a good reason to hate. Hating is never the answer to your problems. So I do agree with you that he was wrong for thinking this way in the beginning. And he never once blamed himself for that hatred inside of him. It was always someone else's fault. I don't think he was a strong enough person to take ownership to his own feelings.